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What’s Crazy to the World is just Normal for Christians

Hey Mercy Hill, remember in the sermon this past week when Pastor Andrew said that Christians do weird things that shock the world? One of our members was inspired by what Andrew said and sent some thoughts and a challenge to us. Check it out!


I often look at what the world would call crazy or radical and realize that it’s not crazy at all, but what God has called Christians to do. When it comes to caring for their orphan, there are two different perspectives:

  1. Worldly Perspective – “I can’t do anything more than I’m doing now. I already have children; I don’t have enough time, money, room, or patience. I can’t deal with their problems, birth parents, or health or mental problems, etc.”
  2. Christian Perspective – Psalm 68:5 says that God is the “Father of the fatherless . . .”

James 1:27 says, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”

That’s why Christians pray, “God, you know that in me I can do nothing, but with you Lord, I can do all things! Lord, give me the strength and open the doors for me to care for children in need of a Forever Family”.

So, just what if God wants you to get involved in foster and adoptive care? What if God is calling you to do something crazy in the world’s eyes like adopt the five siblings in Wake Forest that Pastor Andrew mentioned in his sermon and are pictured below? Is this not what Christians do?

-Derl & Carlene Curry (One Child’s Voice)


Our Father’s heart is to see orphan’s cared for and their cause taken up. If you have any interest at all in getting involved in caring for orphans, contact Jonathan Spangler at jspangler@mercyhillgso.com with any questions you may have.